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NOUS42 KMFL 251912

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
312 PM EDT Fri Aug 25 2023


Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
Path length (statute):  0.7 miles
Path width (maximum):   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             AUG 24 2023
Start time:             4:55 PM EDT
Start location:         Naples FL
Start lat/lon:          26.15 / -81.76

End date:               AUG 24 2023
End time:               4:58 PM EDT
End location:           Naples FL
End_lat/lon:            26.14 / -81.77

A brief tornado occurred during the early evening of Thursday August
24, 2023 in Naples FL. The tornado was believed to have touched down near
Roseate Dr and Robin Ave where multiple large tree branches were snapped off.
The tornado then traveled SW and did some roof damage to a home on Cardinal
St. Additional minor tree and aluminum damage was observed near the
Walker Technical College. The strongest wind damage was observed in the
vicinity of the college where 9 vehicles were damaged in the parking lot. Some
of the car damage was from a falling tree, and other damage was from cars being
moved into each other by the wind. The tornado then crossed Airport Rd south
of Estey Ave before lifting. Wind speeds were mostly estimated between 50-60 mph
however the strongest winds near the technical college were estimated to be
around 80 mph.

The National Weather Service in Miami would like to thank Collier County
Emergency Management and Sheriff`s Office, along with our broadcast media
partners for assisting with the collection of information for this

EF scale: The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...violent...>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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